Highline Public Schools' local education levy is up for renewal on November 2. "The levy helps us provide equitable opportunities for all students across our district," said Highline School Board President Angelica Alvarez. Find out more information about the levy.
Valley View Early Learning
Valley View/Mount Rainier Early Learning Center is a unique educational facility that exclusively offers preschool programs to over 300 students in the Highline area between the ages of three and five years old.
9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
12:45 - 3:30 p.m.
The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) are typically administered in the spring. Due to the pandemic, the tests were postponed until this fall. The fall tests will be reflective of the grade students were in during the 2020-21 school year to assess their prior year of learning. They will take the spring assessment again for their currently enrolled grade level.
Highline educators and staff are again navigating uncharted territory as we begin the new school year. With schools open for in-person, full-time learning, the buzz of students we once took for granted has filled our schools once again. But there are still many challenges facing staff as we get through the pandemic together. We checked in with 12 staff members from across our schools to see how they feel about being back to school in person and how they are managing health and safety.
We want to create a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff. That's why we're encouraging eligible students and their families to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The state requires all staff to be vaccinated.
Moving teachers after the start of the school year is always difficult, but every year we have to reassign a few teachers from schools that have fewer students than expected to those that have more. Sometimes this means your child's teacher may change in the first few weeks of school.